Dr.RajendraD. Badgaiyan, MD,is the Chief of Psychiatry at South Texas Veterans Health Care System San Antonio, Texas, andProfessor of Psychiatry at Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Texas.Dr Badgaiyanwent to medical school in Bhopal, India and trained in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging in the laboratories of Michael Posner (Oregon), Daniel Schacter (Harvard), BJ Casey (Pittsburgh), and Alan Fischman (Harvard Medical School). He completed psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School and was a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was in the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo and University of Minnesota at Minneapolis as a tenured Professor. He also served as the Chairman of Psychiatry Department and Professor of Psychiatry ina hospital affiliated to Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York. Dr Badgaiyan developed a neurotransmitter imaging technique calledthe single scan dynamic molecular imagingtechnique (SDMIT)or neurotransmitter imaging technique to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the live human brain. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. He has received several prizes and awards including the prestigious Solomon Prize of Harvard Medical School and BK Anand National Research Prize in India. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Dana Foundation and other agencies. Dr Badgaiyan has published over 200 research papers, book chapters and a book titled ‘Neuroscience of the Nonconscious Mind’(Elsevier/Academic Press).
Nuno is an Addictions Counsellor with more than 19 years of worldwide experience in working in the field. Nuno comes to Linkedin with a wealth of clinical and managerial experience, enhanced by continuous study and interest in approaches made to support and sustain change in human beings. Over the years Nuno has developed a well deserved professional reputation as a gifted Counsellor. Nuno is a member of FDAP (Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals) since 2004; from 2008 Nuno also obtained membership at the Certified Coaches Federation; and from 2018 achieved Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor by the UK Professional Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counsellors (IC&RC).
Nuno worked in the education sector at an international school in Macau S.A.R., China. as the CAS Coordinator/School Counsellor. Nuno was able to support students to graduate on the International Baccalaureate programme. To be able to perform as a CAS Coordinator Nuno attended training in Kuala Lumpur, with IB Asia-Pacific. This was his second work experience in this sector after being a Practice Educator for the Oxford Brookes University in the UK.
Founder and messenger of the “Being Recovered” Program, where YOU can recover your true self from the continual cycles of addiction, dis-ease, pain, suffering and drama! “Being Recovered” utilizes Soul Steps, the 21st century consciousness complement to the traditional 12 Steps of AA. How can it get any better than this? I have also co-hosted, "Awareness Changes Truth," on Blog Talk Radio and currently am hosting, "Love Your Addiction...Dialogues, Questions & Cures."
As a visionary and leading edge spiritual teacher, I have written programs for parents and teens at the Lenawee County Probate Court and for staff members at the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in Michigan. As past vice president of both MAEO (Michigan Alternative Education Association) and The Michigan Tourette Association, I composed and established formats and programming. Having been in charge of the Substance Abuse Program for Brighton Schools, I directed and established their K-12 program.
Before I lost my mind, I was a successful marketing executive, business owner, husband and father in Atlanta, Georgia. I had it all, and I lost it all; I monumentally screwed up my whole life due to cocaine addiction. My addiction led to mental illness that eventually landed me in a psychiatric hospital and ultimately left me homeless. For two years I was “lost,” literally and figuratively. I believed insane things. Really believed them. For a while, I even thought I was Jesus. I’m not. Which is probably best for everybody.
I broke my brain with drugs. Most people who have lost their mind never find their way back to tell the story; I was lucky. Not only did I find my way back (with a lot of help); I found something more; more “mind” than I know what to do with. I no longer believe insane things, but the way my brain works has fundamentally changed, and for the better.
My forthcoming book, Jesus Goes to Hollywood: A Memoir of Madness provides cathartic detail of my journey through addiction, insanity and, redemption. A condensed version of that story was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Head Case: Tom Matte broke his brain with drugs. Now he sees things you don’t.
My illness opened new pathways in my mind; I now easily see connections and reimaging information and data in ways that would not have made sense to me before. I have insights into mathematics and physics that I previously had little interest in. My blog, Madness, Math and, Marketing, is an exploration of this new way of thinking.
Now I work with mental health marketers offering marketing strategy and insights into connecting with individuals or families going through a mental health crisis. I also tell my story through speaking engagements, interviews, and the written word. I think different-because I see different. My perspective can help mental health organizations, treatment centers, and businesses who want to learn how to better understand and work with the mental health community.
Graduated Tel Aviv University medical school in 1976 and Kaplan Medical Center in 1985. Completed Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1989. Performed a postdoctoral research in the Department of Biochemistry at St. Louis University. Following that, joined the Department of Biochemistry as an assistant research professor and then Head of Research and Development at Wolfson Medical Center. Joined Ashkelon Academic College, Department of Criminology to continue contribution for the scientific welfare. A member of several national and international organizations, including the Israeli Olympic Committee for the Prevention of Sports doping & also Presiding Judge of the Israeli National Committee and Olympic Committee for the Prevention of Sports Doping.
The main research fields:
a) The mechanism of opiate and cannabinoids signal transduction.
b) Prevention of drug abuse and treatment of addicts.
c) Legal aspects of substance abuse and doping.
d) Performance enhancing drugs, addictionand internet.